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Letterkenny Gaels Club Notes 16/08/2016

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 16th Aug

Please see below notes. 

Letterkenny Gaels Club Notes

The senior football teams had no games last weekend due to fixture changes. This coming weekend Naomh Brid are the opposition at Pairc na nGael. Throw in times are 5.30pm (reserve) and 7.30pm (senior). Please come out and support both teams. 

On Thursday night our U-12 hurlers played neighbours St.Eunans at Pairc na nGael. Despite a good team performance they lost out to a strong St.Eunans side.

The Senior Ladies football team travelled to Glenswilly on Sunday to take on the Glen girls in their Championship match. 

Glenswilly’s experience and strength was too much for the young Gaels side but the girls are improving all the time. 

Well done all. 

The Letterkenny Gaels trio of Diarmuid O’Cathail, Mikey Sweeney and Ross Marley played for Donegal in last weekends Buncrana Cup. The lads lost their first game against Monaghan and won the match against Armagh which gave them 3rd place in the competition. 

Well done lads. 

Laura Foody and Niamh Hanley are the Letterkenny Gaels representatives on the Donegal LGFA U-17 Development Squad for 2016. The girls played in a National U-17 Development Squad Blitz in Portmarnock GAA club on Tuesday.  Well done girls. 

The annual Letterkenny Gaels camogie camp took place last week at Pairc na nGael and once again  was a huge success. Over 60 girls from 5 to 14 years participated over the 3 days under the guidance of lead coach Ann Marie Gibbons. Day 1 saw the visit of Glenavy Camogs from Co Antrim. The girls joined with the U10 and U12/14 groups and enjoyed coaching and matches. They finished off their day with food and entertainment in Arena 7. On day 2 the camp enjoyed a BBQ courtesy of Castlegrove Country House, prepared by Alan Sweeney and chef Gary. The final day saw Clare Dowdall, Camogie Regional Development Officer, work with different groups on first touch and striking from the hand. Coaching is all games based so the girls were always busy working with coaches Ann Marie, Rory, Emer, Una and Eimear. The U8s and nursery group combined under the watchful eyes of coach Ellen with assistance from Terezena, Mary and Bridget. Despite some windy weather, the camp was thoroughly enjoyed by all with positive feedback from parents and girls alike. The camogie club t-shirts were a great hit and undoubtedly will be evident at Pairc na Gaeil in the near future. For information on training contact Aideen on 086 816 3605 or drop down to training on Monday 6pm for U12/14 and older or on Fridays for U8 & U10.

Underage football training continues every Sunday from 11am – 12 noon for U-6s, U-8s and U-10 age groups. If Sunday morning doesn’t suit, the club also provides an additional training session for the U-8s and U-10s age groups on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8 pm. To enquire about the underage football training, Parents should contact John McDermott (086) 8561768 (under 6s), Brian Sweeney (087) 2282386 (under 8s), David O’Callaghan (086) 769 0305 (under 10’s) and Donal Murphy (087) 6858546 (Under 12’s) or come along any Sunday or Wednesday.  New boys and Girls welcome to join in the fun any week.

Bingo continues every Monday in Arena 7. The Jackpot this week is €2400. Doors from 8pm. Eyes down 9pm. All welcome. 

Outdoor Hurling training for U-6, U-8 & U-10 continues every Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Hurls and helmets provided. New players welcome. 

U-12 to U-18 hurling continues every Tuesday evening from 6.30pm – 7.30pm

U-12 girls football training takes place at the pitch every Sunday morning from 11am-12noon. All welcome. 

For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGael

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 16th Aug

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